Comment

Peripheral - pt 24 (Your heart is most important / Mark 7:14-23)

Peripheral__.jpg

Join us for our journey through Mark's gospel recording of Jesus. In part twenty-four, Alisha Wiseman shares on how vital it is to keep our attention on the condition of our hearts and how our hearts can change.

You can’t change merely by changing your thinking, or through great acts of will, but rather by changing what you love the most. God needs to be the object of our hearts greatest love.
— Timothy Keller

Comment

Comment

Peripheral - pt 21 ("You feed them." / Mark 6:30-44)

Peripheral__.jpg

Join us for our journey through Mark's gospel recording of Jesus. In part twenty-one, Dan shares a talk on Jesus feeding the thousands and a movement from being those in the crowd to those who compassionately give.

A disciple is a transformative learner ... and this is what the disciple learns: how to be the place in the world where the act of God can come alive.
— Rowan Williams

Comment

Comment

Peripheral - pt 20 (Guest speaker: Donald Goodhall)

Peripheral__.jpg

Join us for our journey through Mark's gospel recording of Jesus. In part twenty, guest speaker Donald Goodhall shares deeply on a conversation between Jesus and a Greek woman, helping us think about what to do with scriptures that we don’t like.

We must be careful to not bend the text to say what we want it to say – or what it isn’t trying to say.”

Comment

Comment

Peripheral - pt 19 (Vulgar-violent-power / Mark 6:14-29)

Peripheral__.jpg

Join us for our journey through Mark's gospel recording of Jesus. In part nineteen, Dan shares a talk on a glimpse into Herod Antipas’ birthday banquet, the vulgar and violent things that happened there and a lesson on power.

Lord, make us an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let us sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
— Peace prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Comment

Comment

Peripheral - pt 17 (Rejected as just a carpenter / Mark 6:1-6)

Peripheral__.jpg

Join us for our journey through Mark's gospel recording of Jesus. In part seventeen, Dan shares a talk on the moment Jesus is rejected by his home-town, the danger of our "just" statements about God and an epic tale from church history that starts with a riot in Alexandria.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
— The Nicene Creed

Comment

Comment

Peripheral - pt 15 (Signs and the Lord over Death and Darkness / Mark 5:1-20)

Peripheral__.jpg

Join us for our journey through Mark's gospel recording of Jesus. In part fifteen, Strahan shares on the second significant sign recorded in Mark, that Jesus is God by his confrontation of death and darkness.

The role of the church in this peripheral moment is to say ... let’s all go back to our friends and families, and reconcile and heal and share all the things God is doing with us.

Comment

Comment

Peripheral - pt 14 (Signs and the Lord of all creation / Mark 4:35-41)

Peripheral__.jpg

Join us for our journey through Mark's gospel recording of Jesus. In part fourteen, Dan teaches on reading the signs in the gospel accounts and how this sign in particular shows us Jesus was the Lord of all creation.

Christianity is Christ, and that means that at its very centre it necessarily includes belief in and affirmation of Christ’s full diety. He does not merely have the value of God for us; He is God for us, as Karl Barth never tired of saying.
— Roger Olson

Comment

Comment

Peripheral - pt 13 (Understanding parables / Mark 4:26-32)

Peripheral__.jpg

Join us for our journey through Mark's gospel recording of Jesus. In part thirteen, Dan teaches on understanding why Jesus used this communication device so much, what the parables are answering and then we look at the final parables of Mark 4 together.

Parables are stories that answer big questions [about God and us] by engaging the mind and the heart, intersecting reality and the sacred.

Comment

Comment

Peripheral - pt 12 (The way of illumination / Mark 4:21-25)

Peripheral__.jpg

Join us for our journey through Mark's gospel recording of Jesus. In part twelve, Dan unpacks the second parable of Mark on a lamp being hidden, dark things being illuminated and making sure we are really listening.

Integrity is when who I am on-stage is the same as who I am back-stage. It is when there is no separation between what is going on inside of me and what I am expressing outside of me. There is no separation of my inner and outer life.
— Pete Scazzero

Comment

Comment

Halftime - pt 5 (Living the cruciform-tension)

Halftime.005.jpeg

Halftime is our agenda for June at Central Vineyard. Together, we are pausing to look at the founding core values that we have embodied in our story so far, and also what we hope the future will look like as we embody the new things God is doing with us together. In this final part Dan highlights how we live in a tension of both trusting in God with all we can and yet, rolling our sleeves up to do our part that God needs us to do to love our city.

Comment

Comment

Halftime - pt 4 (From lantern, to lampstand / The art of living outward)

Halftime.005.jpeg

Halftime is our agenda for June at Central Vineyard. Together, we are pausing to look at the founding core values that we have embodied in our story so far, and also what we hope the future will look like as we embody the new things God is doing with us together. In part four Dan explores our fourth value of outward-living and taking our missiology seriously.

Comment